Conrad vs Conrad ON YOUTUBE!
As we cross the $13,000 mark we got some great exposure for The Soccermen today with an interview I did for Youtube soccer channel, Kick. And who did they get to interview me? None other than former US national center back - Jimmy CONRAD! Do you see the lengths they went to make us feel comfortable? They got my namesake to ask me the questions!
Shuffle forward to 2:20 for a really solid interview and a great plug for the Kickstarter campaign!
Now for something just as exciting. Most of you have pledged without really knowing the players themselves. Well, as we count down the clock and you guys keep convincing you friends and family to contribute to this marvelous cause, you should get a better idea of who this money will eventually benefit. Remember, a percentage of this film's profits are going to the team! Therefore, followers of @thesoccermen will this week be enjoying our MEET A POHNPEI PLAYER series. Where we tweet a picture and description of a squad member every 12 hours or whenever my bosses at work aren't watching! Click on the descriptions to see the tweets and the photos so far unveiled.
And finally, for those of you that haven't seen it, here is a video we made to thank our team sponsor, Coyne Airways, that we shot a month before we went to Guam. CLICK HERE Now you know the Island Pitbulls personally!
Guys, we are REALLY beginning to count down the days now and while we have some big press lined up for next week, I NEED you to come through in a big way this weekend. Who are 3 people with who you have discussed the project? Have they ACTUALLY pledged? Check the donor list on http://www.thesoccermen.com/ If they haven't, PESTER the living daylights out of them!
Ok, that's all for now. Thanks for staying with us, guys, and remember, you can't keep and underdog down forever.
p.s. Thanks to Dave Targan and Simon D who got us over the $13K mark. Simon D even increased his pledge to seal the deal!
pledged of $35,000 goal
seconds to go
Feb 2, 2012 - Apr 2, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A Thank You tweet and your name on our donor wall at www.thesoccermen.comEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A Thank You tweet and your name on our donor wall at www.thesoccermen.com PLUS: A POHNPEI SOCCER BUMPER STICKER!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A Thank You tweet, your name on www.thesoccermen.com, a Pohnpei Soccer bumper sticker PLUS: A DVD OF THE MOVIE!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
A Thank You tweet, your name and photo on www.thesoccermen.com, a Pohnpei Soccer bumper sticker, a dvd of the movie PLUS A PERSONAL PHONE CALL FROM THE PRODUCERS AND A SPECIAL THANKS CREDIT IN THE MOVIE!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $250 or more
A Thank You tweet, your name and photo on www.thesoccermen.com, a Pohnpei Soccer bumper sticker, a Thank You call from Producers, a dvd of the movie, a special thanks credit in the movie PLUS SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK, UP POHNPEI, WRITTEN BY PAUL WATSON AND PUBLISHED BY PROFILE BOOKS!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $350 or more
A Thank You tweet, your name and photo on our donor wall at www.thesoccermen.com, a Pohnpei Soccer bumper sticker, thank you call from Producers, a dvd of the movie, a special thanks credit in the movie, a signed copy of Up Pohnpei signed by Paul PLUS AN EMBED-ABLE THANK YOU VIDEO FROM THE PRODUCERS.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
4 backers Limited (16 of 20 left)
All the above PLUS A PERSONALIZED TRAINING JERSEY WORN BY THE POHNPEI TEAM (and washed of course...a few times!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
All the above PLUS AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT in the movie!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
All the above. PLUS: either the producer will play for your football team (depending on location) or you'll receive a match ball from the Pohnpei Premier League signed by the Pohnpei Team. You'll also be treated to a personal LA screening (travel not included) of the film before it's released with Producer, Matt Conrad and Pohnpei Captain Dilshan Senarathgoda.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
If you pledge $5000, you can have all the above swag and both Paul and I will personally cry tears of uncontrollable gratitude until you tell us to stop. You'll also get a CO-PRODUCER credit.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012